Friends School of Wilmington (FSW), an independent Pre-K/8th grade Quaker school located in SE North Carolina, seeks a FT Business Manager. The qualified candidate will work closely with the Head of School and the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. Founded in 1994 and currently serving 180 +/- students, FSW is known for its vigorous academics, strong sense of community, and teaching/learning rooted in essential Quaker principles of simplicity, peace, integrity, equality and service.
The full-time Business Manager is an integral member of the administrative team who is broadly responsible for oversight of the financial functions of the school. S/he will have the commitment, vision and energy to direct the school’s financial affairs and investments to provide long-term financial support for the education of our students. S/he keeps careful records of all key financial functions and is responsible for managing systems for student billing and collections, equipment purchases, services and vendor accounts, maintenance and construction contracts and budgets. S/he administers monthly payroll, pension and benefits programs, and hiring and separation documentation. S/he produces, presents, maintains and adjusts current and future budgets and strategic financial plans, financial statements and specific analyses. S/he is responsible for managing investments and endowments; managing risks and maintaining optimal insurance coverage and overseeing claims. S/he prepares for and assists an audit team in doing an annual external financial review and/or audit. S/he makes Financial Aid determinations according to policy in consultation with the Finance Committee.